The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 1968 · Page 13
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 8, 1968
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1 r J 1 -v-t . :f- l-A' Aft PLACING ORDER -Robert S. Hamilton, UN chapter member from Singer Island, orders his choice from Mrs. Mary Emanuele of Palm Beach, center, and Mrs. J.L. Bowling of the Homens Association of First Presbyterian, West Palm Beach. I CHILDREN'S CALENDAR The perfect gift for a children's room, a gay UNICEF calendar, is sold by Mrs. Robert S. Hamilton of Singer Island (left) volunteer, to Mrs. Alfons Bach of Palm Beach.'hnto bv Sheila Trvli SSaSSSM?""' O 1 h n h m . . ,i ff II V.., " i li II ii in tm . a bi vi l v ) If .KI ! ! ii - ii is -mvBMiiMa K If . f . r A, At L J n v.-.- iff I ' y-l f7, " .&'J' 7 . A Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 8, 196813 Buying Cards Brings J oy To Children pL JWfl In! PPfew 1" t 8- Stm4 . 4fc-- .of v N. L k "I have children of my own, and we have such a happy home that I wanted to share some of that happiness with children around the world." That's the way the attractive young housewife from the Junior Womans Club of North Palm Beach put it when asked why she was giving time to help soil UNICEF greeting cards. The volunteer sales are at Casa de Glee, 289 Hibiscus, Palm Beach. Volunteers from clubs all oyer the county are manning the project from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Attractive holiday cards, notepaper, calendars and books are featured, wjth art from world-famous persons. The UN Association chapter of Palm Beach County and the US Committee for UNICEF are sponsors. CHILDREN'S ART Enjoying the whimsical drawings of children in a UNICEF calendar are (from left) Mrs. J.L. Bowling of Palm Springs, Patrick Terrail of Palm Beach, who came to wish the volunteers well, and Glee, who offered facilities. (HARMING UNICEF SIGN Gilded and gay, the sign at Casa de Glee, 289 Hibiscus, Palm Beach, welcomes visitors. Mrs. Daniel Berry, UN association member from Palm Beach, is a volunteer. To These Women Waiting Worth It, They Won! .Mrs. Pat Nixon I. t X' , V i ' . i ' t.. , l ft ' 7 if 1 NKW YORK i AIM - Pat Nixon believes in the American dream which she defines as "where people from humble circumstances can, through sheer hard work, go up the ladder" ami, for her, Richard Milhous Nixon is liv-inti proof that the dream is real. Daughter ol an lnsn miner and his German immigrant wife, Thelma Catherine Ryan called 1'al was orphaned in her teens, worked "at any job 1 could jet" to put herself through college, pooled her small savings with those of a siruKKlint; younn lawyer to buy enKaiiement and wedding rings and a honeymoon, held a variety of jobs while he was in wartime military service, then spent the next 22 years helping him rise in politics. "If 1 have a problem I keep it to myself." she says. What would she like her HrsI I.ady image to be in history? "It's difficult (or me to talk about myself. I think of others all the time. In school I'd rather credit were given others. I don't analyze myself. Someone else will have to analyze me." Would she undertake special First I.ady projects, as Mrs. Lyndon Johnson has promoted a beautification program'.' "I am so interested in community programs where volunteers give time to improve their communities. I would like to give support to those and to help spread the pro grams to others. I have some very good ideas: Oh, such as using school facilities for community evenings. The main idea is: I'd like to assist my husband in what he wants to do. There's so much to be done, I'm sure I'd keep busy." Mrs. Nixon says she especially wants to work with young people . . . "The Future Farmers of America, the 411 cluhs, the Girl Scouts, they've really done something. The vast majority of the young ' ft are great, hut a few can spoil it for all." Mrs. Nixon was awarded a silver bowl as "the nation's ideal wife" in lDr7 by the Homemakers Forum, and it's as a thrifty housewife that she deplores waste in government. "I'm so saving myself. I love to give things to people and I feel 1 can if I'm not extravagant." Until she moved to New York she bought her clothes off the rack a perfect size 10 but now she's wearing couture dresses that she makes sure, nonetheless, come to her knees. Born a Methodist, Mrs. Nixon admits to a deep faith. As the wile of a public figure she must surely know worry and deep concern over her husband's safety. But she says: "Faith comes in, rather than fear. You have to have faith to exist." The other day, as she was discussing how she would like to help young people, she said: "If we continue in the direction we're going, we're finished as a nation." But a bit later, her faith and basic optimism asserted themselves, for she added firmly: "We will be well again! " THE AGNEW WOMEN The waiting was well worth it for Mrs. Spiro T. Agnew and two of her daughters, Pamela Lee (left) and Mrs. Susan Scott (right). . .Mrs. Judy Agnew (if MRS. PAT NIXON She's The First Gurney Girl rounded neckline," she says. As she and her husband stumped 51,000 miles, Mrs. Agnew had to forego reading and the theater which she enjoys so much. Before it was over, she got the bug for traveling. But also before it was over, she saw her husband cheered as a conquering hero and booed by hecklers. Hhen the crowd was friendly, Mrs. Agnew smiled warmly. When it wasn't, she tried hard not to let her expression reflect her feelings. Although everyone else calls her husband "Ted" because it's easier. Mrs. Agnew always uses his real name, Spiro, a Greek surname. On the topic of politics, Mrs. Agnew quips that he "might ask my advice, but I never give It." "He has more education than I," she says. "I don't have anything to do with his divisions. That goes for his clothes, too. The only thing I buy for him is his socks, and he always wears the same kind." The mother of four Is no stranger to Washington's social set arid harbors no fear about soon becoming an Integral part of II. ' house with a contingent of chefs, household staff, state police and the recently acquired secret service agents. Mrs. Agnew says her family probably will move into the Mankind suburbs of the nation's capital "simply for the reason that I'm a Marylander and prefer to live here." She hopes to seek the advice of the president elect's wife, Pat Nixon, on several matters. "We haven't been househunting yet. I want to talk with Mrs. Nixon and see what she suggests. She's been through this before. "I'm also a little curious what the role of the wife of the vice president will be. Maybe she can tell me." The two have not had a real chance to talk together since the Miami Beach convention, due to the rigors of the campaign. In the only spare time Mrs. Agnew has had In the past few weeks, she wedged In fast trips to shops, looking for "something different" to wear to expected election night victory parties. Reminded that Mrs. Nixon already had chosen her inaugural gown, Mrs. Agnew says she has not shopped for one yet. "I have a lovely one left over from the gubernatorial ball with white beading and a ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AH) The spirit Judv Agnew takes into the social whirl of Washington, D. C, is one of simplicity, devotion to home life and a fierce desire to shun the limelight. The wife of the vice president-elect is a young looking 47-year-old grandmother who admits "being naturally shy and withdrawn" with strong ers. The 5-foot-4 brown-eyed brunette would rather cook up a kettle of spaghetti or cuddle her baby granddaughter than court publicity. One quick lesson for political party-goers to leam Is that Mrs. Agnew is allergic to flowers and seldom wears corsages. Thrust unexpectedly into the national spotlight three months ago at the Republican national convention, Mrs. Agnew can now field reporters' questions like a seasoned campaigner. Over the years she has picked up the talent, first coming into the public eye as her husband was elected Baltimore County executive, then Maryland's governor. Already, she has turned her mind to finding another house before inauguration day. It will be smaller than the W-rflom governor's mansion where the Agnews have kept X ly ties. She has accepted life with graciousm ss. th"y sav, anil found strength in her faith I she and the newly-elected Senator are members of the Congregational church in the tragic loss of their son in February of this year. Young (Iurney, named for his father, and their onlv son, was found shot near New Smyrna Beach, shortly after being discharged from the Navy. The family also includes Sarah, 17, and Mrs. Jim Holt, another daughter, of Knoxville.Tenn. Gurney, who himself still limps slightly from an old wound, caused by a German bullet, has always been concerned with the plight of servicemen, veterans, and their dependents. It is a credit to the family and Mrs. Gurney, friends say, that thev met this tragedy with dignity and strength. Natalie Ahlborn (Iurnev has experience in being a puo-1 it- person for quite a few-years now. Her husband was mayor of Winter Park in 11-62, and before that was a county commissioner. He was elected U.S. Congressman to the HSth congress in 12, and reelected twice. A self-styled conservative he has had interests in a variety of concerns for the public, from gun-control legislation to education. Of special interest to women and their families has been his concern for registration and control of pornography, in films, hooks and magazines. He also Is a strong advocate ol allowing prayer in school. As to a new style of living, friends believe there will be no such thing. They think the new Republican senator is honor-bound to remain the "loyal opposition." And Natalie will be the loyal woman behind the "loyal opposition"! By vkd(;h vks Staff Writer The girl behind those clever (iurnev Girls billboards win n In volunteers in Kdward .1. (lurnev's campaign is trulv a (Iurnev girl his tall, slender and capable wile, Natalie. According to women associated w ith her in volunteer service, .Mrs. (iurney is well-eiuipped, both by background and temperament, to play her new role of the wife of the first Republican l .S. Senator from Florida since 187)1. Mrs. (Iurnev, a brownettc, not onlv stands behind her husband in his many legislative interests, takes things pretty well in her stride, according to Mrs. Gertrude Wil-louRhby. director of workers at the (Iurney Headquarters at IIMKiS. Dixie Highwav. Friends also s.iv Mrs. (Iurney is a woman with strong spiritual roots and close fami MRS. GURNEY

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